Items of interest

I love the MSDN blog feed.  Frank Prengel writes about a study between .Net and Websphere where .Net comes out on top.  My only question is who paid for the study? Robert Green shared about the navigator control that will a part of Whidbey.  “…navigator, a new WinForm control. It understands the data binding and(…)

Refactoring in VB

Frank Arrigo of MS lets us know that VS will get a plug-in for refactoring.  Hallelujah! It can’t come soon enough. (As you can tell I’m a big fan of refactoring.)

Blogs – A New Resource

Here is an e-mail that I sent to our development team today regarding blogs. It seems that Microsoft has jumped on the blogging bandwagon and attempting to drive it. Recently, I discovered the world of blogs. For those of you who don’t know a blog is “A frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts and Web(…)

A New Solitaire

Chris Sells has written a great introdution into Longhorn programming using our old friend Solitare (or sol.exe).  Hmm I might need to install Longhorn sometime in the near future.

Free Microsoft Software??

Brad Abrams of Microsoft writes of a web site ( where non-profit orgs can order software for “free”.  So if you non-profit org needs software give this a look.

It’s alive! It’s alive!

I got two major things accomplished tonight.  The first: I now have .Text running on the DV server.  For those of you who don’t know what .Text is it basically blogging software.  I have decided to remove my blog from after using it for a day.  The reason?  I didn’t like the way they(…)

Going Home

And with that I’m going home. I have verified that my form is now working. I think that this little form does just about anything. I implemented an interface, a class factory, six controller classes , numerous business objects, a bazillion (read 25) stored procs and five custom controls on one stupid little form. I’m(…)

BO Framework

Currently, I am working on a file brokering system here at work. Unfortunately, the coder who originally coded it did not use OO concepts. This has made the last week a nightmare. I have already created a plan to completely re-work the system in a OO fashion but of course I don’t have time to(…)